The British newspaper The Independent said that since the announcement of Qatar's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, its name has become linked to issues of mistreatment of migrant workers working in preparation for this hosting.
Under the title "What about us.. Qataris demand their rights before the World Cup", the newspaper said that migrant workers have dominated the human rights discourse in Qatar, but frustrated and disaffected citizens are calling for their issues to be highlighted and highlighted after Qatar's human rights record tarnished its reputation in the world and became its name. linked to violations of the rights of migrant workers.
The newspaper indicated that the workers are paid poorly or do not receive salaries at all and are without will and unable to change their jobs or leave the country whenever they want, as their identity papers and passports are confiscated illegally by their bosses and forced to work for long hours in unbearable heat. They live in dwellings where the necessities of human life are not available.
The newspaper highlighted violations of women's rights and the lack of freedom of expression in Qatar, which have previously been addressed by international human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
One of the "disgruntled" citizens, according to the newspaper's expression, said that reforms and the achievement of the many popular demands will not be achieved without a fight because the Qataris are cowards and remain silent.
The newspaper concluded, quoting a citizen named Ahmed as saying, "Hosting the World Cup is like sprinkling salt on a wound. Many people here despise the ruling family."
A report issued last month by Amnesty International warned that foreign workers in Qatar continue to be exploited on a large scale, with just over a year to go until the next World Cup, and accused Qatar of failing to deliver on its promises to improve human rights. Laborers.